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GTO: The Early Years (manga)

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Alternative title:
Shōnan Junai-gumi (Japanese)
The Pure Love Gang of Shonan Beach
Young GTO! Shonan Junai Gumi (French)
湘南純愛組! (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Eikichi Onizuka and Ryuji Danma are the deadly duo, Oni-Baku (Demon Explosion), with the sole mission of losing their virginities. As they turn away from the gang life to accomplish this, old enemies resurface to haunt them, and new ones appear to take their fame. Before taking the women, Oni-Baku must first show their adversaries exactly who is the baddest in Shonan Beach.
User Ratings: 79 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 17 votes (sub:7, Eng:7, dub:3)
 Excellent: 19 votes (Eng:12, sub:3, ?:1, dub:1, others:2
1 French
1 German
 Very good: 10 votes (Eng:8, dub:2)
 Good: 16 votes (Eng:12, sub:4)
 Decent: 11 votes (Eng:8, sub:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 French
 Weak: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 261 users, rank: #332 (of 6680)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.823 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.9341, rank: #1527 (of 7376)
Weighted mean: 7.579 (Very good−), rank: #2240 (of 7376) (seen all: 8.24 / seen some: 7.46 / won't finish: 5.79)
Bayesian estimate: 7.585 (Very good−), rank: #1295 (of 3474)
Number of tankoubon: 31
Number of pages: 180
1990 to 1996
2006-06-13 to 2012-10-23 (North America)
Release dates: We have 116
Links: We have 1
The original release featured 31 volumes of approximately 180 pages each. The re-release featured 15 volumes of approximately 370 pages each. While the new third editions contain about 290 pages each and, thus, will likely run for about 23 volumes.
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Vertical Industry Panel (Jul 30, 2011)
New Tokyopop Manga (Dec 16, 2005)
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Graphic novel
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 1) 2006-06-13 (from $3.99)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 2) 2006-10-10 (from $2.80)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 3) 2007-02-13 (from $11.31)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 4) 2007-06-12 (from $12.99)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 5) 2007-10-09 (from $99.99)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 6) 2008-02-05 (from $117.95)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 7) 2008-05-13 (from $121.50)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 8) 2008-08-12 (from $199.99)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 9) 2008-11-11 (from $296.94)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 10) 2009-02-10
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 11) 2012-02-21 (from $25.58)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 12) 2012-04-17 (from $10.62)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 13) 2012-06-19 (from $10.36)
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 14) 2012-08-21
    GTO: The Early Years (GN 15) 2012-10-23

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Story & Art: Tohru Fujisawa
Publisher: Kodansha
Serialized In: KC Magazine
Japanese cast
English staff
English cast
Translation: Ko Ransom (vols 11-15)

Associate Editor: Hope Donovan
Cover Layout: Christian Lownds
Layout & Lettering: Jennifer Carbajal
Translation/Adaptation: Christopher North
English companies
Licensed by:
Vertical (2011)
French staff
French cast
Translation: Taro Ochiai

Adaptation: Taro Ochiai
French companies
Publisher: Pika Édition
Italian staff
Italian companies
Publisher: Dynamic Italia
Italian cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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